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Respite care: It could be your holiday gift to yourself!

This holiday season, you’re finally taking that trip to someplace warm. Or, you noticed that your parents did not seem to be quite themselves at Thanksgiving. Or, as the year draws to a close, you realize how many little things you never got around to, “just for you.” Those scenarios — and dozens of others — can raise questions in your mind about respite care.

First and foremost, it’s about providing care you can believe in for your loved ones when you can’t be there. It can also be a way to “test drive” residential care as a loved one’s needs change. And, it can even become a part of your family’s routine from which everyone benefits.

The AARP recommends making sure your loved one is in the loop before you make any plans at all, ensuring they fully understand how long you’ll be gone (or otherwise occupied) and exactly who is filling in for you. The organization also advises, “Make sure to tell them that they will benefit from you being more relaxed and refreshed. And assure them that they will also reap rewards from socializing with other people.” Oh, and one other thing in case you’re still hesitant to look into it: Some long-term insurance plans include coverage for respite care.

Here at Simpson Meadows, supporting you and your loved ones is our highest priority. Please give us a call soon; we’d love to help with any questions or concerns you may have about the benefits of our Respite Care programs that even include Memory Care and Assisted Living. Call 484-364-3462 today.

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